It isn't always simple to pull the CMOS battery if you have a laptop. It is more accessible if you have a desktop/tower PC.
That is very true.
Some CMOS is even soldered on m/b for cost saving. Making it impossible to replace unless one would invest into a de-soldering station.
THAT'S CURSED, IMAGINE YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE BATTERY TO FIX THE ISSUE BUT IT'S SOLDERED ON!!!
Never mind CMOS, I even saw the eMMC (the only storage) soldered on m/b of cheap laptops to save cost for a proper socket.
In my opinion, those "unrepairable" products should be strictly forbidden by regulatory authorities.
But sometimes it's just for marketing, manufacturers know that the average user isn't going to care. The machine breaks, they buy a new one. The cheap price also boost sales.
Yes, and adding yet another e-garbage heap into our landfill.
Aren't we love the capitalism? /s
Laws are slow to change, but they are moving in the right direction. https://repair.eu/
Hope this stops more "flying toasters" crash landing in waste landfill sites.
Manufacturers will find another way...
@FrenchPress Subject Deviation Warning as from post #62 alarm bells ringing in my ears. Maybe in need of a magic wand moment to split the thread?
It made a certain amount of stirs in France but in reality there are many loopholes.
You said that faster than me
I really like your fast thinking.
In the effort for reducing e-garbage in a personal level, I got myself a good quality soldering machine and doing a small repair job.
Since I am the only person who knows how to solder in the entire family/relatives, there is always a project waiting for me on the table.
I am kind of proud of myself since my soldering skill is self taught (so as my English, btw).
When I solder something, it's not pretty at all. I pretty much never soldered, only touched it like once.
You should watch some Youtube videos.
There are tones of instructions.
While I usually prefer texts for the instruction, soldering is something I appreciate motion picture for instruction.
So far, I salvaged several hose hold items which already paid the price of the soldering station.
Manufactures gived you on first product trustly good working a product with next generation only change design with poor software and take a hyper brand the best product on the world. Then next 3 months you update a firmware and everything stop working and a mouse or a keyboard have a problems what they don't have a before to try told you go to shop and buying new model what we just announced or taken and give your money from a wallet. Better when your warranty is off then your product get a problem with electronics inside like in a laptops. What can you do if service a repair a laptop is expensive?
Really it exist and isn't this psychological business to get a money from people who buyed the near the same products with the same near problems?
A good "solder sucker" tool can get you out of a mess.
That must be a reply to @Kedric.
I already got a good one of those at hand along with several de-soldering tapes.
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I think we should move this discussion to a new thread.
Now we are talking about soldering.
I think @Aravisian would have something to say for this subject
I just did with my moderator magic wand
Maybe I will get my own soldering tool when I'm older.
I have all soldering tools but watch out do not over heating another electronics a components.
Inexpensive ones start from under 20 Euro.
You can ask it as a Xmas gift?
One ones like I got (with temperature control) are bit more pricey though.